Responding to the AMP6 affordability challenge

The final determination resulted in a £200m shortfall against the planned Capex programme which presented a significant affordability challenge for our client, United Utilities.

Service Synopsis

Totex Benchmarking

Efficiency, Identification & Realisation

Root Cause Analysis

£2 billion

AMP6 Major Capital Programme

Clean & Waste

Infra & Non Infra Assets

6 Month

Sprint programme


Efficiency opportunities identified to date


Realised efficiencies to date


ROI based upon realised efficiencies

Aqua Consultants was engaged to undertake a structured Commercial Engineering challenge of our client’s AMP6 major capital programme.

The reviews challenged the need, scope and cost of each project in a two phase process. The first phase entailed an independent assessment of efficiency opportunities within each project, with the second phase focussed on collaborative pursuit of efficiency realisation.

Our sprint activity combined with our client’s in house specialists provided a solution to the affordability challenge and the combined team continue to work together to realise the remaining opportunities.

If you would like to know more about this project of how we could apply Commercial Engineering to your project or programme of works please contact:


Water Division Director

+44 (0)1274 661 444